Accessible Yoga School

Cultivating equity in yoga through ancient wisdom & modern practice

Your online academy for trustworthy, high-quality education and action on accessibility and equity in yoga


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Explore trauma-informed teaching, social justice topics, accessible asana, consent and empowerment, yoga for seniors, and much more with our Accessible Yoga trainers and faculty.

Knowledge and Practice

Our courses offer ancient wisdom from yoga philosophy combined with practical tools for modern teachers and learners who care about living their values of equity, justice, and accessibility. 

Making Yoga Training Accessible

If you've postponed continuing education because of costs, time, or health risks associated with travel, your wait is over. Everything is recorded and captioned so you can work at your own pace.

Upcoming Live Online Courses & Events

*All live, online courses include 1 year of access to course recordings & resources

FREE SERIES: Exploring Strengthening Practices in Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga for Strength Practice
Thursday December 7, 2023 
12pm PT | 3pm ET | 8pm GMT

How to Build Strength & Faith Through Accessible Yoga Workshop
Thursday January 18, 2024 
11am PT | 2pm ET | 7pm GMT

Register Now (It's FREE!)

Chair Yoga for Palestine

with Jivana Heyman

Saturday December 9th, 2023
10am-11am PT | 1pm-2pm ET
6pm-7pm GMT
5am-6am (10th) AEDT

Free 1-hour Chair Yoga practice, with donations encouraged towards organizations that are supporting the Palestinian people

Register Now & Donate

Accessible Yoga Training Online

with Jivana Heyman & guests

Jan 25 - March 5, 2024 | 40 hrs
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11am-1pm PT | 2pm-4pm ET

Learn how to design yoga classes where all students can practice together regardless of age, size, ability, or experience level from accessible yoga experts.

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What Our Students Are Saying

The core of yoga is accessibility

"The Accessible Yoga Training helped me discover that accessibility encompasses so many different dimensions -- physical, cognitive, emotional, financial, political -- and yet at the same time, the core of yoga is indeed accessibility."

-Daniel Choi, Accessible Yoga Training Online participant

It's truly for everyone

"The Accessible Yoga Training helped me discover my love of diving into and exploring yoga philosophy (and how it can be truly accessible)! It's felt a bit elusive to me, or like it was for more 'advanced, wiser' teachers, and I don't feel like that anymore. It's truly for everyone, teacher or student!"

-Sarah, Accessible Yoga Training Online participant

About the Accessible Yoga School

Accessible Yoga School was founded in the summer of 2020 by Jivana Heyman and Amber Karnes. This online school will:

  • Address gatekeeping in yoga by platforming the voices of underestimated and marginalized teachers
  • Address issues of white supremacy in yoga in all of its manifestations: racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, cultural appropriation, and more
  • Provide quality education around equity issues in yoga, including practical tools from trustworthy sources to inform your teaching practice
  • Offer this education in an even more accessible format: 100% online

The Accessible Yoga School will bring you in-depth courses, mentorship programs, study groups, book clubs, and more, led by yoga educators from communities who embody and share the values of interconnectedness and liberation that are the heart of yoga’s teachings.

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About the Accessible Yoga Association

The Accessible Yoga Association, founded by our Accessible Yoga School co-founder, Jivana Heyman, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that, through education and advocacy, shares the teachings and benefits of yoga with those who have been marginalized. 

The Accessible Yoga Association is a separate organization to our Accessible Yoga School, but we support the valuable work they do.

AYA hosts the Love of Yoga Podcast, the Accessible Yoga Online Studio, the yearly Accessible Yoga Conferences (currently online), and more! | @accessibleyoga

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